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New Hospital Policies That Affect Healthcare Pricing
March 4, 2015
New Hospital Policies That Affect Healthcare Pricing

In the midst of many public complaints about the high costs of healthcare in the U.S., there are new hospital policies that are affecting healthcare pricing. Keeping current on these hospital policies helps consumers understand what protections and rights they are allowed as well as any controversies about the policies.   Disclosure Policy on How…

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Is the Government’s Healthcare Website Safe for You to Use?
January 31, 2015
Is the Government’s Healthcare Website Safe for You to Use?

The US government’s health insurance website is receiving criticism for passing along consumers’ data who use the site. What does this mean for an American man or woman going onto HealthCare.gov to apply for insurance? It means that any personal information they enter onto the site as part of the application process could potentially be…

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Couple Gets Baby and Million Dollar Hospital Bill
December 10, 2014
Couple Gets Baby and Million Dollar Hospital Bill

The “babymoon” is becoming a buzz word worldwide, a little vacation for expectant parents as they get prepared for such a life-changing event. Unlike the honeymoon, which celebrates a marriage after the fact, a babymoon celebrates an impending birth. For one Canadian couple from Saskatchewan, their babymoon turned out to be an experience that has…

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Why the Medical Device Industry is Likely to Face a Huge Revenue Hit
December 6, 2014
Why the Medical Device Industry is Likely to Face a Huge Revenue Hit

Sometimes people build businesses based on current conditions, only to have an unexpected event throw their business into chaos. While such circumstances are unexpected, it’s part of the risk when someone opens a business. Due to the volatility of the economy, individuals usually know they are taking a risk investing any amount of money into…

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How Obamacare Will Affect the Medical Billing Industry
April 16, 2014
How Obamacare Will Affect the Medical Billing Industry

You would have to search far and wide to find someone in the United States who disagrees that a radical healthcare overhaul is absolutely necessary. The same person would have to search equally hard to find someone who wasn’t thoroughly confused by all 2,000 plus pages of the Affordable Care Act and all the news…

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Hospital Corporation of America Announces Trauma Activation Fee Discount for the Uninsured
April 9, 2014
Hospital Corporation of America Announces Trauma Activation Fee Discount for the Uninsured

Hospital Corporation of America – one of the world’s largest for-profit operators of healthcare facilities – has announced that it will give a “discount” on its notorious “trauma activation” fees, but only to patients who are uninsured. According to Stephen Ecenia, an attorney for HCA, a “100 percent” discount will be given to these patients….

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Los Angeles Times Article Featuring Pat Palmer
March 5, 2014
Los Angeles Times Article Featuring Pat Palmer

The Los Angeles Times has recently published an article featuring Pat Palmer of Medical Billing Advocates of America entitled “When Insurers Don’t Pay for Surgery“, written by Lisa Zamosky. The article tells the story of a man who was denied payment from his health insurance for a necessary surgery which previously had been approved, but…

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Pat Palmer Featured on Fox Business on Billing Overcharges
February 25, 2014
Pat Palmer Featured on Fox Business on Billing Overcharges

Fox Business has recently featured Pat Palmer in a news article written by Donna Fuscaldo, entitled “How to Spot Medical Billing Errors“. In the article, Pat shares her tips on medical bills, why they’re overcharged, and ways to go about fighting the bills. Her expertise is accompanied by Lisa Zamosky, health reform expert from WebMD….

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